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News in 2010

Clive and John - Photo

President's Cup

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Clive Butler won the event, partnering John Minta. Stuart Kirby won the T-Pot with Ady Lee. Max Frost reached the final of the T-Pot with Bhaswar Baral. Richard Christie was paired with Tony Hamilton

In the process Clive and John beat Richard Christie and Hamilton, Bruce Hanton & Passey, Inigo Ackland & Arnot, and in the final Ed Kay & Jay Gravatt by 15-12, 15-12. For Clive it was second time lucky: he reached the final once before, in 2006 with Ed Hawke.

Also, Stuart Kirby teamed up with Ady Lee to win the T-Pot. In the final they beat Max Frost and Bhaswar Baral, reprising the partnership which last year won them the Ingram Trophy.


Junior IV/VIII v. Bedford School (a)

4th December 2010, Bedford School

Cancelled due to adverse weather. To be rearranged.


Junior IV v. Radley College

Sunday, November 28, 2010, Radley

Our U14s beat Radley U14s by 131-114. Matt Blunden, Craig Baxter, Jai Singh and Bali Singh each won their Singles to give their side a lead of 44-15. With Matt and Craig dropping out alternately to allow Ashley Timney to play in the Doubles, Radley came back to win the Doubles by a small margin. Useful experience for our youngsters in winning enough points when it matters to gain an overall victory in a team game.


v. Cambridge University

Saturday, November 20, 2010, Oundle

Rob Christie with father Richard, Jimmy Goodwin & Mike Baxter, and Robert Whitehorn playing with Clive Butler got some useful experience playing a Cambridge University VI consisting of Schools Champions Ed Kay & Tom Chase, plus Peter Judge & Fred Kelly, and captain Charles Compton & Tim Hennock. Final score 78-174.


North of England Winchester Doubles

Sunday, November 14, 2010, Sedbergh

Richard Christie & Clive Butler beat our own Rob Christe & Mike Baxter in the semi-final, and then they lost to John Minta & Bob Sandie in the Final, 6-15, 9-15.


Club Night at Rugby School

10th November 2010, Rugby School

Stuart Kirby, Clive Butler, Richard Christie, Brian Kirk, Mike Baxter and Jimmy Goodwin to join Trevor White & Co. for Club evening on the new Rugby School courts


DMF Juniors at Oundle - Photo

Junior IV v. Oundle

Sunday, November 7, 2010, Oundle

A Junior IV of Craig Baxter, Ashley Timney, Sam Johnson and Lewis Keates beat the Oundle U14s 72-60. Craig and Ashley each won all three of their Singles and Doubles games; Sam won 2 out of 3; Lewis won 1 out of 3. Mike Baxter, Jimmy Goodwin, Rob Christie and Matt Blunden went along for a friendly against some of Oundle's older players. Overall they won 89-23


Midlands Eton Fives Festival

31st October 2010, Repton

Stuart Kirby & Brian Kirk won the Festival Plate.


Max and Anthony - Photo

West of England Doubles

Sunday, October 24, 2010, Bristol

Max Frost and Anthony goodwin win the Plate! In the first round they gave Ed Hatton and John Minta a run for their money, losing 6-11, 9-11. In the Plate they cruised through to win their first piece of senior silverware, beating Maskell & Moger in the final.


Yorkshire Doubles

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Brian Kirk & Clive Butler, Max Frost & Anthony Goodwin competed while Richard Christie paired up with U14 champion Sam Wyatt-Haines. Brian & Clive lost to Pringle & Dean, while Max & Anthony gave John Minta & Ed Hatton a run for their money. Max & Anthony went on to win the Plate, their first piece of adult silverware, beating Maskell & Moger.


London Open Doubles

Sunday, September 19, 2010, Merchant Taylors'

Stuart Kirby & Richard Christie beaten in second round by Minta and Burrows; Max Frost & Anthony Goodwin lost to Grant and Lee, Jimmy Goodwin & Mike Baxter lost in the second round to the ultimate winners, Ellison and Mohammed. In the Plate Max and Anthony beat Malde and Ader, Kay and Ward and lost in the final 15-9 to Brooks and Bristow.


Stuart and Richard - Photo

South West Open

Saturday, July 10, 2010, Tiverton

Stuart Kirby & Richard Christie, Anthony Goodwin & Max Frost competed. Anthony & Max went out to Alveston & King, Stuart & Richard in 3 games to Rew & Hughes. Stuart & Richard went on to win the Plate beating Stuart Watson & Tim Lewis 16-15.


Max - Photo

Ingram Cup

Saturday, July 3, 2010, Merchant Taylors', Northwood

Richard Christie, Brian Kirk, Clive Butler, Stuart Kirby, Max Frost competed. Max Frost won the Plate Final playing with Bhaswar Baral, beating Brian Kirk and his partner Jay Gravatt.


7th Derby Moor Invitation Doubles

Sunday, June 20, 2010, Derby Moor

Semi-finals: Enstone & Gravatt bt Christie & Christie 15-3, 15-6; Goodwin A & Frost bt Kirby & Widdop 15-10, 15-12 Final: Wayne Enstone & Jay Gravatt bt Anthony Goodwin & Max Frost 15-9, 15-3 Plate: Richard Christie & Craig Baxter bt Jimmy Goodwin & Mike Baxter 15-5.


Winchester Mixed Doubles

Friday, May 28, 2010

Emma Howie played this year with Andy Pringle. They lost in the final to Dan Grant & Claire Knowles.


Veterans' Championships

Saturday, April 10, 2010, Horsham

Stuart Kirby, Brian Kirk, Richard Christie and Jeremy Stubbs competed. Stuart won the play-off for third place in the Singles, beating John Walter...for third place. Previously Stuart lost in the semi-final to the eventual winner, Hamish Buchanan.


Max - Photo

Max Frost reaches final of the National Under-16s Singles

Friday, April 2, 2010

.... see following story for more details.


Robert and Matt - Photo

National Schools Championships

Friday, April 2, 2010, St. Paul's

Max Frost and Anthony Goodwin reached the semi-final of the U18 Doubles, where they lost in 3 games to St. Paul's II. Max reached the Final of the U16 Singles, where he lost to the player from Bradfield whom he beat at the West of England Schools. Rob Christie reached the Final of the U14 Singles Plate, where he lost narrowly to an opponent from Sedbergh. Rob and Matt Blunden reached the Final of the U14 Doubles, where they lost to the strong favorites from Blundell's. Their opponents en route to the Final were Tonbridge, Whitgift, Winchester and the second favorites, St. Paul's.


Winchester Doubles

14th March 2010, Bradfield

No luck for Brian Kirk & Richard Christie, Stuart Kirby & Robert Grey.


Matt and Robert - Photo

National U13 Championships

Sunday, March 14, 2010, St. Paul's School

Robert Whitehorn & Matt Blunden won U13 Doubles without conceding a game beating pairs from Alleyn's, Winchester, Blundells & Rossall. Craig Baxter & Ashley Timney reached the semi-final of the Doubles Plate. Robert Whitehorn was awarded third place trophy in the Singles. Matt Blunden got the most points off the eventual winner!


Ladies Winchester Doubles

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Emma Howie reached the final partnering Melanie Whitehead


U14 IV v. Radley College

7th March 2010, Radley College

Rob Christie, Matt Blunden, Robert Whitehorn & Ashley Timney played some singles against two boys from the College and against the master in charge, Ed Brooke, ex-U25 National Champion. Then a variety of Doubles. No formal score was kept. Useful practice for the next week's U13 championships.


Max - Photo

West of England Schools

Sunday, February 13/14, 2010, Sherborne

Postponed from January. To win the U16 Singles Max Frost beat the Sherborne Nr 1 (on his own court) 11-0, 11-0; the St. Paul's Nr 2 11-8, 11-2 and, in the Final, the Bradfield Nr 1 11-6, 1-11, 11-3. At the National Championships next month he will be seeded Nr 1. Our other two U16 players, Jimmy Goodwin and Mike Baxter, did very well. Jimmy lost 14-16 in the quarter-final (had he won that match he would have played Max) after beating the Winchester Nr 1. Mike was playing in his first tournament in his first year of fives: he beat the Nr 1 from Blundell's, then lost to the St. Paul's Nr 2. Together, in the U16 Doubles, Jimmy and Mike lost a three-game quarter-final thriller to the eventual winners: St. Paul's 1. There is no doubt Max and Jimmy would have won the competition if they had played together. However, Max played in the U18 age group with Anthony Goodwin. To win that competition they beat Winchester 1, St. Paul's 1 (most people's favorites) and, in the final, Christ's Hospital 1. Probably no one as young as Max has ever won the U18 Doubles. The two of them will be seeded Nr 1 at the National Championships. Anthony was disappointed to lose in the quarter-final of the U18 Singles to the Winchester Nr 1, having previously beaten the Marlborough Nr 1 and the Tonbridge Nr 1.


Junior IV v. Bedford School U15

Saturday, January 30, 2010, Derby Moor

In the first visit of Bedford School to Derby Moor, a Derby Moor Junior IV of Michael Baxter, Rob Christie, Robert Whitehorn & Matt Blunden won 180-79. All four won their Singles comfortably to take a lead of 60-28; they then won 7 of the 8 Doubles, with Matt & Robert losing just the one game 15-16.


RFA/DMF v. Cambridge University

13th January 2010, Oundle

Won 180-31. Anthony Goodwin & Max Frost, Richard Christie & Jimmy Goodwin all won their Singles comfortably (60-8), including Jimmy 15-0 in his first senior game. Richard & Jimmy had to work a little bit harder in their Doubles against Peter Gwynn & Fred Beardmore, but no problems at all for Max & Anthony.


National Doubles Qualifying

9th January 2010, Alleyn's

Brian Kirk & Richard Christie took Max Frost & Anthony Goodwin to compete, as the West of England Schools Championship at Sherborne was cancelled due to adverse weather. Max & Anthony lost to Pringle & Dean, who duly qualified; Brian & Richard lost to the eventual winners, Korris & Mohammed.


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